NFL Wild Card & Divisional Playoff TV Schedule Announced

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December 30th, 2012

via press release:


Commissioner ROGER GOODELL announced today the schedule of sites, dates and times for the National Football League Wild Card Playoffs of January 5-6 and Divisional Playoffs of January 12-13 (all times Eastern):



Saturday, January 5


AFC:    4:30 PM (ET) Cincinnati at Houston (NBC)
NFC:    8:00 PM (ET) Minnesota at Green Bay (NBC)


Sunday, January 6


AFC:    1:00 PM (ET) Indianapolis at Baltimore (CBS)
NFC:    4:30 PM (ET) Seattle at Washington (FOX)





Saturday, January 12


AFC:    4:30 PM (ET) Baltimore/Indianapolis/Cincinnati at Denver (CBS)
NFC:    8:00 PM (ET) Green Bay/Washington/Dallas/Seattle at San Francisco (FOX)


Sunday, January 13


NFC:    1:00 PM (ET) Washington/Seattle/Minnesota at Atlanta (FOX)
AFC:    4:30 PM (ET) Houston/Baltimore/Indianapolis at New England (CBS)


In the Divisional Playoffs, the division champion with the best record in each conference will host the lowest seeded Wild Card survivor.  Once teams are seeded for the playoffs, positions do not change:

American Football Conference

National Football Conference

1.  Denver (13-3, AFC West champion) 1.  Atlanta (13-3, NFC South champion)
2.  New England (12-4, AFC East champion) 2.  San Francisco (11-4-1, NFC West champion)
3.  Houston (12-4, AFC South champion) 3.  Green Bay (11-5, NFC North champion)
4.  Baltimore (10-6, AFC North champion) 4.  Washington (10-6) (NFC East champion)
5.  Indianapolis (11-5) 5.  Seattle (11-5)
6.  Cincinnati (10-6) 6.  Minnesota (10-6)


The AFC (CBS, 6:30 PM ET) and NFC (FOX, 3:00 PM ET) Championship Games will be played on Sunday, January 20.


The 2013 Pro Bowl (NBC, 7:00 PM ET) will be played on Sunday, January 27 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii, one week before Super Bowl XLVII takes place at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Sunday, February 3 (CBS, 6:30 PM ET).


  • Jordan

    Go Redskins!e

  • Ashley

    Hawks all the way!

  • Cory


    Not a Wash. fan, but **** those Cowboys!!

  • mediatvref

    Dallas shouldn’t be there on the NFC Divisional match-up on Jan. 12. Sure it was just a mistake.

  • romo

    A few months ago i posted that cbs would get the sunday 4:30 divisional game cause it was their turn in the rotation & someone posted you never know.

    Well cbs got it.

    So where is that person now huh ?? where is that person now.

  • Sam

    Hoping for a Harbaugh bowl rematch, Ravens & 49ers.

    But, if that doesn’t work out, then will be content at long as the Pats miss out also.

  • Joseph

    Why didn’t the NFL schedule the NFC Championship Game for Saturday, January 19th at 7:35 P.M. EST??

    Although it would be a normally slow night, I think it would get big ratings and perhaps even more viewers than if it were played at 3:05 P.m. EST on a Sunday afternoon.

    And, why didn’t the NFL schedule playoff games the next two Sundays for 3:05 and 6:35 P.M. EST instead of 1:05 and 4:35 EST?? Again, more viewers would watch in the later windows.

  • Sam’s Enemy


    Hopefully you will never be content. The Pats should bury you in a mound of snow, and then my dog will lift a leg on it, but Brady doing it will suffice. Happy New Year you carmudgeon!

  • Jay

    I expect some of the NFL numbers to be down this postseason they got a large number of popular teams not making the playoffs this year. The league would’ve benefited more had the Vikings lost and the Bears made it in. There’s no New York, Dallas, Chicago, Philadelphia, or Steelers in the playoffs this year.

    There are some positives for the league to build up their future teams like Houston, Seattle, Cincinnati, and Washington. They could benefit if the Lions make it back to postseason next year.

  • Andrew DeCaro

    Oh Yeah Enjoy The 2 Playoff Games And The Pro Bowl On NBC Will Be Fun.

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